The main goal is to promote joint film production to encourage lasting exchange and development of European cinema. It is focused on Eastern and Southeastern European filmmakers because of its significant cinematografic tradition and stunning creativity under often difficult conditions. The films acquire a wider audience and a cultural landscape of Eastern Europe. A great oportunity to make new contacts and develop social skills. Applications must be made by team groups. The main partners are TV channel ARTE, the Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg, and the goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden. The next deadline for submissions will be published next year. The more information about the team members the better. Application form is available at www.filmfoerderpreis.com,
A good example is the short film MILAN, one of the winners of 2006, nominated for the Student Academy Award after winning the ‘Grand Prix‘ at the Tampere Film Festival in Finland.
Robert Bosch Stiftung was founded in 1964 to suport the development of interesting initiatives and projects. It promotes relations between Germany and Eastern Europe. The site offers a wide range of information about its role in Europe and its evolution. More informaiton about Robert Bosch Stiftung is available at www.bosch-stiftung.de